Introduction 

The Union List of Current Periodicals in University, Postgraduate Institute and Graduate Institute Libraries in Sri Lanka” was published in 2002 under the professional leadership of Mr. N.T.S.A. Senadeera.  After a lapse of nearly 3 years we brought you “Guide to Current Periodical Resources in Academic Institutions of Sri Lanka:  A Union List 2006”.

 “Guide to Current Periodical Resources in Academic Institutions of Sri Lanka: A Union List 2008” is the update of its 2006 predecessor. This publication is not only to continue the great tradition of compilation of resource tools by the University of Peradeniya but also to add features, which would make resource-access much easier and faster.

Objectives of the Guide

1.  To compile a comprehensive list of academic and scholarly periodicals to assist teaching   and research activities.

2. To develop awareness among the academics and researchers on the variety of current   periodicals available in the Sri Lanka University   Library Network and encourage maximum usage. 

3.  To promote resource-sharing activities among the University Library Network.

Scope of the Guide

Periodical holdings of following 14 Universities, 4 Postgraduate Institutes and 3 Graduate Institutes are included in the Guide reporting on 1813 Periodical titles.
Universities

Eastern University of Sri Lanka

Open University of Sri Lanka

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

South Eastern University of Sri Lanka

University of Colombo

University of Jaffna

University of Kelaniya

University of Moratuwa

University of Peradeniya

University of Ruhuna

University of Sri Jayawardenepura

University of the Visual and Performing Arts

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Postgraduate Institutes

Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology

Postgraduate Institute of Management

Postgraduate Institute of Medicine

Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies

The Periodicals holdings of Postgraduate Institutes of Agriculture and Science of University of Peradeniya are recorded under Agriculture and Science Libraries respectively.
Graduate Institutes

Gampaha Wickramaarachchi Ayurvedic Institute

Institute of Indigenous Medicine

Institute of Human Resource Advancement (IHRA)

We regret to note that we were unable to obtain any response from the Buddhist & Pali University, Buddhasravaka Bhikshu University and  National Institute of Library and Information Sciences.

The Guide is arranged into two main sections:

Section  I     :                      Periodical titles recorded according to alphabetical order.

Section  II    :                     Institutes recorded according to alphabetical order and their respective periodical holdings.

 The Section II is a new feature, which we have introduced to make access easier through the respective institute. In both Sections the records are arranged as follows: 

Title of the Periodical

Vol. / Issue

Year

Location

Source

 Please note that the Guide records periodical holdings from 2006.

 

Epilogue
Contemporary Librarians boldly face many challenges including economic stresses caused by decreased funding and increased costs, changes in the composition and information – seeking behaviour of the user universe and the effects of constant evolving technologies.  We hope this Guide will assist in access and release some of the tensions the Librarians experience.
Acknowledgements

To the Librarians in all University Libraries, Postgraduates Institutes, Graduate institutions who forwarded data.

To Sunil Premarathne, Periodicals Librarian for his tireless efforts to bring out this Guide.

To Damayanthi Weerasekera Senior Staff Assistant/ Library Services, D.V. Kamani Staff Assistant, Periodicals Division who assisted in           formatting.

To Anurudda Adhikari , Systems Analyst, to assist the designing of cover page.

To Nimal Gunasekara, Senior Assistant Registrar / Library Services for liaising with the printing work.

To Sanduni Offset Printers (Pvt.) Ltd. for their professional work.

 I also thank all who have assisted and encouraged as to make this Guide a reality.

Our aim is to make this Guide a useful tool for periodical access.  So please use it.

 You could access the Guide by visiting:              www.lib.pdn.ac.lk

 Harrison Perera  MBE

Librarian

University of Peradeniya

May 2009

 

Annex I:    Symbols for Libraries
Library
Symbols

Eastern University of  Sri Lanka

EU

Open University of Sri Lanka

OU

 

 

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

     Main Library

     Agricultural Sciences Library

     Applied Sciences Library

     Medical Library

 
RAU

   RAU/ML

   RAU/AGL

   RAU/ASL

   RAU/MED

 

 

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

     Main Library

    

 
SAU

    SAU/ML

   

South Eastern University of Sri Lanka

     Main Library

     Science Library

 

SOU

    SOU/ML

    SOU/SL

 

University of  Colombo

     Main Library

     Medical Library

     Science Library

     Sripali Campus Library

     Faculty of Graduate Studies

 

 
UCO

    UCO/ML

    UCO/MED

    UCO/SL

    UCO/Sri

    UCO/FGS

 

University of Jaffna

     Main Library

     Medical Library              

     Siddha Library

 
UJA

    UJA/ML

    UJA/MED

    UJA/SD

    

 

University of Kelaniya

     Medical Library

 

 
UKE

    UKE/MED

University of Moratuwa

     Main Library

 

UMO

    UMO/ML

University of Peradeniya

     Main Library

     Agriculture Library

     Engineering Library

     Medical Library

     Science Library

     Vet. Medical Library

 

UPE

    UPE/ML

    UPE/AGL

    UPE/ENG

    UPE/MED

    UPE/SL

    UPE/VML

 

University of Ruhuna

     Main Library

     Agriculture Library

     Engineering Library

     Medical Library

 

URU

    URU/ML

    URU/AGL

    URU/ENG

    URU/MED

 

University of Sri Jayawardenepura

     Main Library

     Medical Library

 

USJ

    USJ/ML

    USJ/MED

 

University of the Visual and Performing Arts

UVPA

Wayamba University of  Sri Lanka

     Main Library

     Makandura Library

 

WAU

    WAU/ML 

    WAU/MAL

 

Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology 

      PGIAR

Postgraduate Institute of Management

PIM

Postgraduate Institute of Medicine

PGIM

Postgraduate Institute of  Pali and Buddhist Studies

PGIPBS

Gampaha Wickramaarachchi Ayurvedic Institute

UKE / GWAI

Institute of Human Resource Advancement

UCO / IHRA

Institute of Indigenous Medicine

UCO / IIM

 

Annex II:                 Abbreviations Used

Asso.                

-   Association

Bull.

-   Bulletin

Inst.

-   Institute

Int.

-   International

Jl.

-   Journal

Mech.

-   Mechanical

Proc.

-   Proceedings

Rev.

-   Review

Soc.

-   Society

Trans.

-   Transactions

Univ.

-   University

 

Annex III:               Source of the Periodicals

E

-   Exchange

 

G

-   Gift

 

GS

-   Gift Subscription

 

S

-   Subscription

 

SS

-   Sida Subscription

 

PGIS

-   Post Graduate Institute of Science